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Title: Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information

Abstract

A system is provided for operating a railway network including a first railway vehicle during a trip along track segments. The system includes a first element for determining travel parameters of the first railway vehicle, a second element for determining travel parameters of a second railway vehicle relative to the track segments to be traversed by the first vehicle during the trip, a processor for receiving information from the first and the second elements and for determining a relationship between occupation of a track segment by the second vehicle and later occupation of the same track segment by the first vehicle and an algorithm embodied within the processor having access to the information to create a trip plan that determines a speed trajectory for the first vehicle. The speed trajectory is responsive to the relationship and further in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the first vehicle.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1134072
Patent Number(s):
8751073
Application Number:
13/739,133
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B61 - RAILWAYS B61C - LOCOMOTIVES
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B61 - RAILWAYS B61L - GUIDING RAILWAY TRAFFIC
DOE Contract Number:  
FC04-02AL68284
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jan 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair, Daum, Wolfgang, Otsubo, Tom, Hershey, John Erik, and Hess, Gerald James. Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair, Daum, Wolfgang, Otsubo, Tom, Hershey, John Erik, & Hess, Gerald James. Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information. United States.
Kumar, Ajith Kuttannair, Daum, Wolfgang, Otsubo, Tom, Hershey, John Erik, and Hess, Gerald James. Tue . "Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1134072.
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